नंबर एक बनने की होड़ (The race to become no.1)

shared by Kinka on Tuesday, January 06, 2009

आस्ट्रेलिया की टीम पिछले कई र्षों से चैम्पियन का ताज पहने हुए है। अन्य टीमें सिर्फ़ दूसरे, तीसरे या चौथे नंबर के लि ही संघर्ष करती नज़र आती थीं, और नंबर एक का ख्वाब लेते लेते फिसल कर निचले पायदानों पर पहुँ जाती थीं

जिस आस्ट्रेलिया की टीम के सभी ११ खिलाड़ी अपना योगदान देते थे, आज उसी टीम के सिर्फ़ - खिलाड़ी ही संघर्ष करते नज़र आ रहे हैंउनके नंबर के ताज को हिलाने का काम शुरू किया भारत ने और उसे छीनने की पूरजोर कोशिश मे लगा है साउथ अफ्रीका

इस प्रतिस्पर्धा ने अब टैस्ट क्रिकेट को और भी रोचक बना दिया है

अब सचमुच मजा आने लगा है लगने लगा है कि भारतीय टीम जिस प्रकार खेल रही है, उसे जल्दी ही नंबर बनने से कोई नही रोक पाएगापरंतु हाल ही में प्रकाशित आँकड़ों (कृपया तालिका देखें) से स्पष्ट हो गया है कि भारत की टीम को नंबर बनने में अभी काफी वक़्त लगेगा, जिसके लिए मैं भारतीय टीम की परफोर्मेंस को नही बल्कि भारतीय क्रिकेट बोर्ड को दोषी मानता हूँ जो टैस्ट क्रिकेट की और ज्यादा ध्यान देता नही जर रहा है



2009: कौन खेलेगा कितने टैस्ट / who will play how many tests...
देश/country
सीरीज़/series
मैच/match
इसमें भारत - पाकिस्तान के बीच रद्द हुई तीन टेस्ट मैचों की सीरीज शामिल नहीं है। पाकिस्तान और श्रीलंका के बीच अगर टेस्ट सीरीज संभव होती है तो वे उपरोक्त संख्या से ज्यादा टेस्ट मैच खेलेंगे। कोई देश अपना कोई दौरा रद्द करता है या आपसी समझ से कोई अतिरिक्त सीरीज खेलता है तो टेस्ट सीरीज की उपरोक्त संख्या घट - बढ़ भी सकती है।The facts can change depending upon circumstances
ऑस्ट्रेलिया / australia
5
17
श्रीलंका / shri lanka
6
16
इंग्लैंड / england
4
15
न्यूज़ीलैंड / new zealand
5
12
साउथ अफ्रीका / south africa
4
12
पाकिस्तान / pakistan
3
9
वेस्ट इंडीज़ / west indies
3
9
भारत / india
2
6







तालिका साभार नवभारत टाईम्स / table courtesy from navbharat times




जाहिर है आस्ट्रेलिया जब वर्ष भर में १६ टैस्ट मैच खेलेगा तो भारत सिर्फ़टैस्ट मैच खेलकर भला कैसे अपनी अंक तालिका में सुधार कर सकता हैं?

हमें बांग्लादेश, वेस्ट इंडीज, न्यूज़ीलॅंड जैसी कमजोर समझी जाने वाली टीमों से मैच खेले हुए कई साल हो जाते हैं..आस्ट्रेलिया के सरताज होने में ये कमजोर टीमें बड़ी मददगार सिद्ध हुई हैं, क्यों हम भी ज्यादा टैस्ट मैच नही खेल सकते ?

यदि ऑस्ट्रेलिया और साऊथ अफ्रीका जैसे मौके भारत को भी मिलें , तो क्या भारत नंबरनही सकता?

(for english version)


The race to become no. 1

australia has been the champion team for quite some time. during this period other team had no hope but to struggle for 2nd 3rd or even fourth spot...many team would dream to become no. 1 but only see themselves to slip in ranking further...

but not the scene is bit different...there was time when every player in playing oz eleven was contributing now only 1-2 player seem to contribute...india started the slump by defeating australia and now south africa is doing good job down under to remove them from no. 1 position...officially...

this certainly has raised the interest of common cricket fan in terms of who will become no. 1 which is very good for test cricket...

its really seems a possibility that india, the way they are playing, too can become no. 1 but if you closely follow the no. of test matches india going to play (see the above table)...its clear the india will take some time to be no. 1 in test cricket...not for her performance though...but coz of sheer ignorance of BCCI towards test cricket...

its quite clear that while australia will be playing 16 tests in year 2009...india will be playing only 6 matches...then how we can improve on our rating by playing much less?

we don't often play with teams like bangladesh, west indies, new zealand (which are considered relatively weaker teams) and i feel that it helped australia immensely coz they played with weaker teams more regularly than us...why can't we play with them even more?

if we get to play more test matches like australia or south africa...don't you think we too can become no. 1?

23 comments:

Straight Point said...

that's good catch Kinka...

before that i didn't realized that we are playing only 6 test matches?!

strange!

Anonymous said...

really interesting detail..like it.

Anonymous said...

really interesting article..like it.
Ranjeet Singh

Kinka said...

Thanks SP. Yes, when i got it, i was also surprised...

Kinka said...

Dear Ranjeet,

welcome..thanks.
keep coming

Megha said...

great observation Kinka...but should the BCCI be expected to see beyond IPL $$$$ and suchlike to think about irrelevant stuff like scheduling more test matches?

Naked Cricket said...

Kinka, don't be surprised if the No.1 bug gets to them, and they hit a few more 6s. Before u know, there'll be 6X6 test matches.
FTP, what FTP?

Leela said...

This is pathetic. Aren't they talking abt a SL series though?

YellowMonkey said...

I am surprised India doesn't have many match bookings given its financial clout. I would also expect if and when India get closer to #1, more people will want to have series with them.

India needs to improve on fitness if it wants to be #1 because the workload is being increased. Zaheer and Ishant are quality but don't bowl that much compared to other spearhead quicks. Guys like Johnson and Lee are a lot fitter and are still fast late in the day.

What will happen if they go overseas and Harbhajan averages 45+? Zaheer and Ishant will need to bowl more... will they use three quicks or Mishra?

Behind Ishant and Zaheer there is quite a gap. India's bowling attack doesn't seem to have much on the bench

Straight Point said...

haha NC...

yes they can do anything bt right now for them FTP means Forget Test Program...

Straight Point said...

excellent point YM...

though we want them to play more test matches...we should also see that are they fit enough for that work load...which i don't think they are...

Straight Point said...

they have denied this as 'rumors' leela :)

Kinka said...

Thanks Megha. But still, i think ICC ranking is more important than IPL.

Kinka said...

NC -AAmeen...

Soulberry said...

यह बात मुझे कभी समझ में नहीं आई की भारत क्यों टेस्ट मॅच कम खेलने लगा | अभी सी नहीं, काई सालों से, अन्यथा, सचिन तेंदुलकर लगभग २५-३० टेस्ट और खेल चुके होते ( चोटिल होने के बावजूद) |

परंतु भारत देश को क्रिकेट के चोटिल टीम मानने से पहले उन्होने १) कन्गारूओन को कंगारू देश में हराना होगा २) लंकवासियों को लंका में ही दाहना होगा ३) इंद्रधनुषी टीम हो भी उनके अपने देश में ही पराजित करना होगा ४) विश्वा कप जीत लाना होगा और ५) सारे जीत अपने ज़मीन पर दोहराना होगा | मेरे मान में, आँकड़े जो भी कहें, तभी तिरंगा विश्वविजयी कहलाएगा | ऐसा विशवॉस हैं मुझे भरतिया टीम में |

scorpicity said...

This is disappointing... in 2008, India came a very close second in the list of teams playing the most number of test matches in a year and then this, 2009 FTP is a disappointing shocker.

Now the question is, whether the tour of Pakistan is included here in this measly test itinerary... Else, it will be something like 3 matches in an entire year.

Kinka said...

प्रिय सॉल्वेरी जी,
कम टेस्ट खलेने के कारण हम रॅंकिंग में भी पीछे हैं. फिर भी हमारा प्रदर्शन सराहनीय है कि हम इस मुकाम पर पहुँचे हैं..परंतु और अच्छे हो सकते थे.
भारतीय क्रिकेट टीम के प्रति आपका सकारात्मक विश्वाश प्रशनीय है..

Kinka said...

dear scorpicity,
agree with you. its really a matter of disaapointment that we would play only 6 matches in this year. I don't know how BCCI have chalked out the programme.

Perhaps we will play with West Indies in another series.

YellowMonkey said...

The BCCI can get things organised if they want to. Look at IPL.

Straight Point said...

'if bcci want to' is the operative phrase here YM... :)

Jonathan said...

Is it just about the BCCI? Australia regularly go from years of six Tests and 19, with a few reasonable ones in between, just because it's really hard to schedule Test Series when your season overlaps with everyone else. The Ashes are the easy one, and a few Top End series with minnows help a bit, but they're not going to waste a bigger series on Darwin.

Sure, the BCCI is a bit focussed on IPL, and the season seems a bit more flexible than down here, but even they haven't got it as easy as England.

Straight Point said...

even then jon..just six test in a year when you have publically announced that they wanna become no.1 by 2010...?

Jonathan said...

Sorry... I was overestimating a bit! In 2007, Australia played four Tests. Yes four. (It was the World Cup year, but still. They might still have more of a lead on the table now if it had been a more normal year, but they don't deserve that anyway.)

As for the BCCI's planning, isn't the tour planning done some time in advance? Now they've added an extra Test to the NZ series, but I'm not sure that Tests at the expense of tour matches is a great way to boost your ranking...

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